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How to be a good creature : a memoir in thirteen animals / by Sy Montgomery ; illustrated by Rebecca Green.

Montgomery, Sy, (author.). Green, Rebecca, 1986- (illustrator.).

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  • 6 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Summary:

Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals--Sy's friends--and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 590 .M788h 2018 (Text) 37814003210797 NON-FICTION Book None 12/03/2018 Checked out 10/22/2021
Cascade Locks Library 590 MON 2018 (Text) 33892100562702 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/09/2018 Available -
Hood River Valley High School Library 590 MON (Text) 33892006094271 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 09/22/2021 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 590 MONTGOMERY (Text) 37620000965832 New Adult Book None 05/14/2021 Available -
OTLD Irrigon Branch 590 MON (Text) 37818000331209 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/22/2018 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 590 M767 (Text) 37801000626232 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/18/2019 Available -
Sherman County Public/School Library 590 MON (Text) 37039000148291 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 01/11/2019 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 590 MON (Text) 33892006410840 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 09/27/2018 Checked out 10/09/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544938328
  • ISBN: 0544938321
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals--Sy's friends--and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world. --from book jacket.
Subject: Human-animal relationships > Anecdotes.
Animals > Anecdotes.
Summary: Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals--Sy's friends--and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

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